Asmara — A total of 26 medical doctors who attended a 7-year General Medicine program and 3 pediatrics specialists graduated today from Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nur-hussein, explained that the government has been striving to promote the citizenry's wellbeing through extending health facilities, and that commendable achievement has been attained to this end. Accordingly, the outreach of health facilities has reached 70% nationwide vis-à-vis accomplishments registered in the eradication and control of critical diseases such as polio, tetanus and the like.
Prof. Andemariam Gebremichael, Dean of Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine, congratulated the graduating class on achieving such long-awaited academic merit, and called on them to serve the people with dedication and in line with the values of the School.
Dr. Ogbaselassie Gebreamlak, Director of Orotta Postgraduate Medical Education, on his part pointed out that the 3 specialists are experienced physicians who have been attending a residency training program, the standard of which is assured by external examiners. He further indicated that the School has graduated 15 pediatricians over the past 5 years, which input is remarkable in fulfilling the necessary expertise in this regard.
A representative of the graduating class expressed satisfaction with the educational opportunity accorded them at government expenditure. Furthermore, the graduates reiterated that they would serve the people with dedication.
Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine, which was established in 2004, has so far graduated a total of 176 students, while more than 390 are presently studying General Medicine and Dentistry.